By: Laurie Wallace-Lynch

December 18, 2017


The City of Mississauga Wreath presented by Mayor Bonnie Crombie

This contemporary paper wreath is made from printed fabric designs representing Mississauga residents’ countries of origin.Top languages, ethnicities and countries of origin were selected from the 2016 Census.  “This wreath best captures Mississauga’s identity – a world-class destination that continues to be enriched by the diversity of our hardworking, compassionate and thoughtful citizens,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said. “This wreath is distinct piece of art that is authentically Mississauga. I want to thank the team of professionals from Mississauga’s Culture Division for envisioning and creating it.”

Mississauga Arts Council Holiday Wreath

The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is a not-for-profit registered charity whose mission is to create, connect and celebrate a dynamic arts community. Their wreath was designed by Helen Harris, Production Manager at Mississauga Arts Council. “We tried to emulate what MAC stands for with elements we’ve included in this wreath,” says Amrita Chopra, Communications Producer. “The musical instruments and coloured pencils represent the city’s huge visual arts and music scene. Emblems of events we are known for include our Open Mic Nights, Teens Got Talent and the Cranberry Christmas Market. The small Vote buttons indicate MAC’s advocacy for the arts in Mississauga.” Their annual Mississauga Arts Awards –the MARTYs–logo appears on the wreath, marking 23 years of recognizing Mississauga’s emerging artists.

“The glittery masquerade mask is representing our annual Masquerade Ball fundraising gala,” says Amrita. “The Renaissance Masquerade Ball just took place on November 23rd hosted by Mayor Bonnie Crombie.” For more info visit

Mississauga Sports Council “Canadian, Eh! Winter Fun” Wreath

The Mississauga Sports Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of sports in Mississauga. Their specially selected, mostly wooden ornaments give a nod to Canada’s 150th birthday, including a wooden maple leaf and a beaver paddling a canoe, while the old fashioned snow sled pays tribute to winter time sporting activities. “Team MSC had a great time creating our holiday wreath!” says Catherine Holland, Executive Director. “We look forward to having it on display through the festive season in the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame as part of our Celebrating our Winter Sports exhibit.”

Pixie Blue Studio ‘Starry Creative Night’ Wreath

The beautiful holiday wreath entitled “Starry Creative Night” was designed and assembled by Ann Ivy Male and Karen Ferguson of Pixie Blue Studio in Port Credit. “The wreath reflects the Pixie Blue team’s passion for creating whimsy by incorporating paint brushes, blue feathers and film; all framed in copper and blue accents,” explains Ann Ivy Male. “Along with Sharon Harvey, Mandy Orchard and Stephen Uhraney, we are the creative minds at play through art, dance, photography and more. This studio is a creative hub for artistic exploration.”

Fairview Florists ‘Home for the Holidays’ Wreath

Just two years young, Fairview Florists is gaining popularity and recognition as a go-to shop for all your floral needs from weddings, special occasions and holiday flowers to arrangements and wreaths. Owner, Sarah Ahmad designed a “Home for the Holidays“ wreath using fresh greens. “I used a mixture of fresh pine and fir, along with pine cones, red Hypericum berries and then added some holiday decor elements in traditional red,” explains Sarah. “It’s a holiday wreath that is traditional and festive, but not too over the top so you can use it even after the holidays. Many of our customers like to have an original piece which incorporates custom design elements expressing their creativity. Fairview Flowers is located at 3355 Hurontario Street.

GoodLife Magazine Living the Good Life Wreath

“GoodLife Magazine celebrates elegant living in Mississauga and living the good life,” says editor Terry Lankstead. “This includes enjoying the finer things in life such as good food and wine, travel, music and culture, sports and leisure activities, decor, fashion, and of course, spending quality time with loved ones. Our wreath, designed by Laurie, represents the passions of our readers. Sourcing holiday decorations from HomeSense, the stiletto shoes pay tribute to our Style/Good Looks section, while the double-decker bus and Eiffel Tower pay homage to our love of travel. while the model car—Terry’s own—gives a nod to our Good Drives feature in each issue. “Celebrities and entertainment are a big part of Goodlife, so we framed a photo of James Corden, host of The Late, Late Show and Carpool Karaoke who we interviewed when he was in Mississauga hosting the Laugh Out Loud Gala in support of Trillium Health Partners,” explains Terry. “From all of us at Goodlife, the best of the season and here’s to living the good life!”


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